Predicting the Future

The eCAADe 2007 conference will be hosted by the FH Wiesbaden and FH Frankfurt during September 26 to 29.

You are invited to attend this conference and contribute to eCAADe by submitting a paper proposal, due February 1, 2007.

If you have any question, please don't hesitate to contact the conference chairs

Prof. Joachim Kieferle and Prof. Karen Ehlers

Preceding workshops

There will be preceding workshops before the eCAADe conference. These workshops are free for all participants. However application has to be made with each of the vendors.

  • Bentley will offer a 2 days workshop on Generative Components on Monday and Tuesday, Sep 24 + 25. For more information see here.
  • Autodesk will offer a 1 day workshop on BIM / Revit on Tuesday, Sep 25. For more information see here.
  • ParaCloud will offer a 2 days workshop on ParaCloud. For more information see here.

These papers (sorted alphabetically) will be presented on the conference and published in the proceedings:



A Choice Model of Consumer Participatory Design for Modular Houses

Chuen-huei (Joseph) Huang, Robert Krawczyk

A Complex-Based Building Information System

Norbert Paul

A Computational Tool for the Use of Colour Harmony Rules in Facade Design

Sally Semple, Scott Chase

A Generic Data Structure for an Architectural Design Application

Stefan Boeykens, Herman Neuckermans

A Technology-Enhanced Metacognitive Strategy: Time-based Media in the Documentation of the Design Process

Antonieta Angulo

An Architectural Learning Environment

André Brown, Mike Knight, Martin Winchester

An Integrative Design and Spatial Visualization System for Cable Strut Self-tensioned Structures

Katherine A. Liapi

Architectural Use of Computer Controlled Deformation Techniques on the Example of CNC-bent Tube Structures.

Benjamin Dillenburger, Frank Thesseling, Toni Kotnik, Monika Annen, Claudia Fuhr, Yael Girot-Ifrah, Martin Tann, Dong Youn Shin, Sladjana Markovic, Meindert Versteeg, Tobias Wendt, Matthias Zäh

Artificial Networks for Spatial Analysis

Moamed Amine Benoudjit, Paul S. Coates

BIMGame: Integrating Building Information Modeling and Games to Enhance Sustainable Design and Education

Wei Yan, Geqing Liu

B-processor. Building Information Design and Management

Kristian Agger, Michael Lassen, Nikolaj Knudsen, Ruben Borup, Jens Rimestad, Peter Norholdt, Nikolaj Bramsen

Building Activities visualized in Virtual Environments

Alcínia Zita Sampaio, Pedro Gameiro Henriques

Building Information Modelling of Modern Historic Buildings. Case Study of HUT / Architectural Department by Alvar Aalto

Hannu Penttilä, Marko Rajala, Simo Freese

CAAD Restarted. Some Experiences in Improvement of CAAD Education

Dana Matějovská, Henri Achten

CAVE without CAVE. On-site Visualization and Design Support in and within Existing Buildings

Frank Petzold, Oliver Bimber, Christian Tonn

Challenges of Media Integrated Architecture. Categorizing the Illusory Real Architecture

Odilo Schoch

CityZoom. A Visualization Tool for the Assessment of Planning Regulations

Benamy Turkienicz, Bábara Bellaver, Pablo Grazziotin

Collaborative Knowledge Construction in Digital Free-Form Design

Tuba Kocaturk

Combining GPS and CAD. Designing Virtual Models in Real Space

Werner Lonsing

Composing the Bits of Surfaces in Architectural Practice. Methodologies and Codes for Generation, Rationalization, and Analysis of Non-Standard Geometries

Onur Yüce Gün

Conceptual Design of High-rises with Parametric Methods

Victor Gane, John Haymaker

Constraint-Based Design in Participatory Housing Planning

Dirk Donath, Luis Felipe González Böhme

Construction of a Participatory Community Space Design System. Expansion of a Three-dimensional Area Information Support System and Application Using GIS Data

Atsuko Kaga, Atsushi Miyagawa, Tomohiro Fukuda

Crossing Interactions between Architecture and Media. A Pedagogic Model for Contemporary Education

Leandro Madrazo

Decision Support in Architectural Strategic Planning. Towards a Volumetric Modeling of Solution Strategies in Investment Planning

Agnieszka Sowa, Ludger Hovestadt

Design by Grammar: Hybrid Applications of Grammar in Design Studio Projects

Birgul Colakoglu

Digital Chains in Modern Architecture

Philipp Dohmen, Kai Rüdenauer

Digital Design Tools vs. Sketching in Design

Wolfgang Dokonal, Michael Knight

Digitally Fabricating Tilted Holes. Experiences in Tooling and Teaching Design

Tobias Bonwetsch, Ralph Bärtschi, Daniel Kobel, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler

Digitized Planning Processes in the Revitalization of Buildings by an Interdisciplinary Project Study. Empirical Work with Students in Argentina

Ursula Kirschner, Armin Ohler

Discretization of Continuous Surfaces as a Design Concern

Sawako Kaijima, Panagiotis Michalatos

Effects of Cognitive Styles on Performance in CAAD Tasks

Sule Tasli Pektas

Embedding Narrative in Navigable Mediated Environments

Dimitris Charitos, Vassilis Bourdakis

Enhancing the Precision of Design Processes with Localized Time-based Media

Robert Flanagan

Evolution of CAAD Teaching Methods

Alexander Asanowicz

Expanding Design Boundaries. Symmetry Experiments in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Textile Block Houses

Carlos Roberto Barrios, Christina Lemley

Experimental Results in Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR): Searching Critical Design Factors within IVR to Increase Architectural Space Qualities

Constantin Boytscheff, Marilu Kanacri Sfeir

Extended Perspective System

José Correia, Luís Romão

FAB Finding. Towards a Methodology of Material Guided Digital Fabrication

Neri Oxman

From Designing Objects to Designing Processes: Algorithms as Creativity Enhancers

Günter Barczik, Winfried Kurth

From Oh-Oh to OO. The Development of the Object Oriented Faculty

Andreas Dieckmann, Sarah Netten, Peter Russell

Gelassenheit: Dilemma of Computational Thinking in Architecture

Şebnem Yalınay

Generative Systems Based on Animation Tools: Shaping Alternatives to Structure and Form in Architectural Design.

Dounas Theodore

Geometry in the CAAD Curriculum

Michael Hofer, Andreas Asperl

Heuristic Methods in Architectural Design Optimization. Monte Rosa Shelter: Digital Optimization and Construction System Design

Kai Rüdenauer, Philipp Dohmen

Holistic Cost-Information Management in Building and Construction

Joaquin Díaz

Implications of Representation-Presentation Distinction in Developing a Presentation Environment for CAAD

Bimal Balakrishnan, Loukas N. Kalisperis, Katsuhiko Muramoto

Indexing and Retrieval of Visual Design Representations

Alexander Koutamanis, Gilles Halin, Thomas Kvan

Inserting New Technologies in Undergraduate Architectural Curricula. A Case Study

José Duarte

Intervision3D: Online 3D Visualisation and Conferencing

Felix Heidrich, Peter Russell, Thomas Stachelhau

Linking Measurement, Simulation and Prediction. Photographic Acquisition of Local HDRI and Use of IBL for Simulation

Jelle Post, Alexander Koutamanis

Location-Based Optimization to Foster Economic Decision-Making in Revitalization

Thorsten M. Loemker

Looking Back to the Future. An Updated Case Base of Case-Based Design Tools for Architecture

Katharina Richter, Ann Heylighen, Dirk Donath

Management system for a Virtual Cooperative Project

Mohamed Buattour, Gilles Halin, Jean Claude Bignon

Map-Based Repository of Image System for Sharing the Photographs in Design Studio

Riken Homma, Mitsuo Morozumi, Yasunobu Onishi, Yuji Murakami

Mapping Design Process into Process Design: Implementing Collaborative Design from Social Psychological Approaches

Bauni Hamid

Matching Representation to Perception. Building Identification Using a Mobile Architectural Guide

Alexander Koutamanis

Materializing a Designs with Plywood

Lawrence Sass, Dennis Michaud, Daniel Cardoso

me, Architect. Formal Representation and Self-expression of Semantic Ideas as a Tool for Teaching Computer Techniques

Krzysztof Koszewski, Stefan Wrona

Mediating between Architectural Design Ideation and Development through Digital Technology. Dynamic Animation Toys and Mediation Methods in Designing

Sarah Benton

Mining a Collection of Animated Sketches

Nancy Yen-wen Cheng

Natural Behavior and Computational Logic for Optimization of Architectural Design

Ashik Vaskor Mannan, M. Saleh Uddin

New Digital Procedures through Animation: Brief History and Developments

Gonçalo Castro Henriques

No Man is an Island (Even in the Virtual World): The Online_Communities Project

Anja Pratschke, Marcelo Tramontano

No Place for Drones

Paul Nicholas, John Bahoric, Garry Ormston, Peter Bowtell, Mark Burry

Novel Approaches to City Modeling: Generation and Visualization of Dynamic Complex Urban Systems

Silke Berit Lang

Organised Complexity. Application of Statistical Design in Large-Scale Building Projects

Pia Fricker, Ludger Hovestadt, Markus Braach, Benjamin Dillenburger, Philipp Dohmen, Kai Rüdenauer, Steffen Lemmerzahl, Alexander Lehnerer

Parameters in the Design Process

A. Benjamin Spaeth, Klaus Schwägerl, Isolde Stamm

Parametric Possibilities: Designing with Parametric Modelling

Heike Matcha

Parsimonious Models of Urban Space

Paul S. Coates, Cristian Derix

Pattern Language and Embedded Knowledge in Building Information Modeling

Filiz Ozel

Performative Design in Architecture. Employment of Virtual Prototyping as a Simulation Environment in Design Generation

Rivka Oxman, Roey Hammer, Shoham Ben Ari

Playing with Game Theory: Deviant Strategies for Digital Design

Asli Serbest, Mona Mahall

Precise Uncertainty: Notes on Historical Modeling

Rodrigo Paraizo

Predicting or Inventing the Future? Common Grounds in Architecture and Strategic Marketing

Silke Berit Lang

Predicting the Future from Past Experience: A Reflection on the Fundamentals of CAAD

Bob Martens, Alexander Koutamanis, André Brown

Predicting the Future: Open Source CAAD?

Kostas Terzidis, Jan Jungclaus

Procedural Design of Urban Open Spaces

Andreas Ulmer, Jan Halatsch, Antje Kunze, Pascal Müller, Luc Van Gool

QSHAPER. A CAD Utility for Shape Grammars

Tuğrul Yazar, Birgul Colakoglu

Reconfiguring Course Design in Virtual Learning Environments

Tadeja Zupancic, Michael Mullins

Remote location in an Urban Digital Model

Michael Knight, Ghousia Saeed, Yu-Horng Chen, André Brown

Representation of User Movements with Multi Agent Systems: Shopping Malls

Sehnaz Cenani, Gulen Cagdas

RQS - Reverse Quadratura for Surveying. Applying Ancient Methods to Digital Techniques

Alberto Sdegno

SAFDE - Sadness, Anger, Fear, Disgust, Enjoyment

Antonio Serrato-Combe

Scenario-based Design. Integrating Design Computing with Design Studio

Alan Bridges

Seamless Architecture. Digital Fabrication Research for Integrated Design Innovation.

Eva Sopeoglou

Second City. A Three-dimensional City Model as Interdisciplinary Platform for Research

Joaquin Ramirez, Peter Russell

Sharing and Enriching Metadata in Architectural Repositories

Ann Heylighen, Herman Neuckermans, Martin Wolpers, Mathias Casaer, Erik Duval

Sieve_n. A Computational Approach for the Generation of all Partial Lattices of Two-dimensional Shapes with an n-fold Symmetry Axis.

Athanassios Economou, Thomas Grasl

Simulating Dynamic Forces in Design with Special Effects Tools

Earl Mark

Simulating the Atmosphere of Spaces. The AR-based Support of 1:1 Colour Sampling in and within Existing Buildings

Christian Tonn, Dirk Donath, Frank Petzold

Soft Façade: Steps into the Definition of a Responsive ETFE Façade for High-rise Buildings. Work in Progress

Daniel Cardoso, Dennis Michaud, Lawrence Sass

Spatial Dynamic Media Systems. Amalgam of Form and Image through Use of a 3D Light-point Matrix to Deliver a Content-driven Zone in Real-time

Matthias Hank Haeusler

Specification of an Operator for the Design of Architectural Forms: “Pleating”

Jean-Paul Wetzel, Salim Belblidia, Jean-Claude Bignon

Structural Analysis as Driver in Surface-based Design Approaches

Oliver Tessmann

Teaching 3D Generative Virtual Architecture with VIPA CONSTRICTOR.

Philipp Seifried, Jochen Hoog, Christoph Falkner

Teaching Technology: CAD/CAM, Parametric Design and Interactivity

Martin Bechthold

The Climax from a Conceptually Transparent Architecture towards a Digitally Transparent Image

Anastasios Tellios

The Dancing Curve. An Emerging Paradigm in Cross-stylistic Discourse

Emmanouil Vermisso

The DigiTile Project. Conceiving, Computing and Creating Contemporary Tiling Prototypes Using Computer Aided Modelling Techniques

Jack Breen, Martijn Stellingwerff

The House of Affects Project. Techniques of Optimization in Architectural Design

Giorgos Artopoulos, Lampros Kourtis

The influence of Lighting on the Affective Qualities of a Virtual Theater

Joske M. Houtkamp, Erik D. van der Spek, Alexander Toet

The Kino-eye in Digital Pedagogy

Cameron Campbell

The M.ANY Project - Exploring a Matrix Model for a Fully Digital Workflow in Architectural Design.

Arno Schlueter, Tobias Bonwetsch

The Radiolaria Project. Structural Tessellation of Double Curved Surfaces

Christian Troche, Gregor Zimmermann

The Space Re-Actor. Walking a Synthetic Man through Architectural Space

Taro Narahara

The Sponge Epidermis : A Study on Minimal Surfaces & Porosity

Simos Vamvakidis

The Trondheim Camera Obscura. A Case Study on Digital and Analogue Project Development in Timber Construction

Knut Einar Larsen, Fabian Scheurer, Christoph Schindler, Simen Stori

Training Programs for Art and Design Learning in the Virtual Studio

Francisco Olmos

Transformative Design. A Process Orientated Design Method to Explore Digital Tools within the Making of Architectural Design

Martin Tamke, Olaf Kobiella

Transforming Grammars for Goal Driven Style Innovation. Testing a Methodology

Sumbul Ahmad, Scott C. Chase

Trends in Graduate Research on IT & Architecture: a Qualitative Comparison of Tendencies in Brazil and abroad

Regiane Pupo, Gabriela Celani

Umbrella Schoolyard Roofs in Zurich. Reflecting on a 1:1 Seminar with Digital Sheet Metal Fabrication

Christoph Schindler, Maud Châtelet, Barbara Wiskemann, Oskar Zieta

Virtual Studio. Distributed Teaching and Learning of Design in a Networked Environment

Jerzy Wojtowicz, Tsukasa Takenaka

Web Based Collaborative Architectural Practice Using a Fractal System

Sabu Francis

-House – a Game to Improve Collaboration in Architectural Design. How to Distill a CD Based Model into an E-learning Tool

Gianfranco Carrara, Antonio Fioravanti